Nader / Camejo 2004 campaign kickoff rally in San Francisco
Taped at Mission High School in San Francisco on July 16, 2004. I would also like to give credit to Jo Chamberlain, co-chair of the U.S. Green Party for emceeing the event with Forrest Hill. She appears at the very end of the clip. There were many other great speakers such as Marsha Feinland of the Peace and Freedom party and spoken word by Kirya Traber. For full speeches check the audio section of the archives, or go see them when they come to your town!
00:36 Forrest Hill, Peter Camejo's campaign coordinator
00:45 Matt Gonzalez, President, SF Board of Supervisors
03:13 Pat Gray, Green Party congressional candidate
Reviewer:Robert B. Livingston
March 1, 2005 Subject:
The only movements worth fighting for are the struggles for justice where you lose, you lose, you lose-- until you win.
To my knowledge this remarkable film was not available at the Internet Archive until after the 2004 US presidential election was over.
It has been lightly edited, but many highlights of the kick-off rally are covered.
This film is an important record of how Nader viewed Republican and Democratic Party efforts to support a war entered into by deceit. He also reveals efforts by the Democratic Party to keep himself and Camejo off state ballots.
This documentary is significant also as a record of citizen patriots who courageously waged a bonafide moral crusade against increasing national despotism while being heavily censored and harassed by self-serving or duped political opponents.
Today the popular judgement seems to be that the 2004 election was decided on the basis of "Moral Values".
This film displays some whose own moral values and principled moral convictions compelled them to stubbornly fight on for their beliefs even while being largely ignored.
At the end of the film Ralph Nader explains why. Quoting I.F.Stone he declares:
"The only social justice movements worth fighting for are the struggles for justice where you lose, you lose, you lose-- until you win."